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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 19 Apr '12 16:45
    Before you can call him a man?

    Show your working.
  2. 19 Apr '12 21:32
    Originally posted by Nybes
    Before you can call him a man?

    Show your working.
    42.

    We apologise for the inconvenience.

    Richard
  3. 03 May '12 15:07
    Originally posted by Nybes
    Before you can call him a man?

    Show your working.
    Mother Simpson: [sings] How many roads must a man walk down / Before you can call him a man...

    Homer: Seven.

    Lisa: No, dad, it's a rhetorical question.

    Homer: OK, eight.

    Lisa: Dad, do you even know what "rhetorical" means?

    Homer: Do I know what "rhetorical" means?
  4. 03 May '12 15:16
    Originally posted by Nybes
    Before you can call him a man?

    Show your working.
    The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind.
    The answer is blowin' in the wind.
  5. 03 May '12 16:17
    So the answer is either seven or eight.
  6. 03 May '12 20:09
    The answer is blowin in the "wind"

    Using typical numerology:
    1= a, j, s;
    2= b, k, t;
    3= c, l, u;
    4= d, m, v;
    5= e, n, w;
    6= f, o, x;
    7= g, p, y;
    8= h, q, z;
    9= i, r

    "wind" = 5 + 9 + 5 + 4 = 23

    So you are a true man when you are 23 years old
  7. 04 May '12 12:19
    Originally posted by iamatiger
    So you are a true man when you are 23 years old
    Provided you've only ever walked down one road each year.

    Richard
  8. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    04 May '12 17:50
    walking roads is irrelevant
    call "him" a man when he earns it

    becomes mature, responsible and accountable
  9. 04 May '12 21:29
    Originally posted by coquette
    walking roads is irrelevant
    call "him" a man when he earns it

    becomes mature, responsible and accountable
    So three roads then?
  10. 04 May '12 22:10
    Originally posted by coquette
    walking roads is irrelevant
    call "him" a man when he earns it

    becomes mature, responsible and accountable
    Why should we?

    No woman ever has...

    Richard
  11. 06 May '12 01:13
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Why should we?

    No woman ever has...

    Richard
    Oh good one.....I will if you will.
  12. 10 May '12 23:51
    Originally posted by Nybes
    Before you can call him a man?

    Show your working.
    Only one, if it's in Viet Nam during the war.
  13. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    13 May '12 16:42
    Originally posted by Nybes
    Before you can call him a man?

    Show your working.
    In fact the text of the well known song implies that we talk about a very high number, not easily to be estimated.

    BUT one can try to do a bit philosophy on this one:

    * How many roads? One, the right one (or the last one before being a man) Since if the road travelling is determining manhood, then you are not a man until you travelled a sufficient number of roads. You are still not man at n-1, but you are at n, so it's travelling the last one, which is making a man of you.

    * How many roads? This implies the qualifier "different", since travelling always the same road would probably account to nothing.(We could make a point from this...is it worthwhile?) Since we are talking about "different roads" we talk about experience. A man should know more than his own birthplace to become a man. But what does that say about most of our ancestors who probably never travelled further than a few miles from their birthplace? This throws us directly into the definitory problem, some posters threw up before: What exactly is the definition of manhood?

    * How many roads? It doesn't imply actual roads, since it is not the motion, bt the thought, and men should have explored several roads of thinking to be called "man". But here people might argue, that following the true thing from the beginning would be far better then making a big show on following blind roads?


    worked enough?
    shown enough manhood?
    There will always be someone questioning and some questions even lead to deeper wisdom.

    Cheers!
  14. 18 May '12 04:23
    One. A real man understands that walking roads is tough work after walking the first one. After that, he finds a horse or some other creature or mechanism to carry him on all roads to follow.
  15. 18 May '12 17:05
    Originally posted by CLL53
    One. A real man understands that walking roads is tough work after walking the first one. After that, he finds a horse or some other creature or mechanism to carry him on all roads to follow.
    Or finds someone to walk down it for him, especially if it is in Afghanistan.